Roanoke Rapids Christmas Parade Sponsors

While still carrying the weight of loss following their son’s death last month, Thomas and Jodie Barrett have opened their yard so others can hang prayer requests on a tree.

Monday night, scores of people came to the Barrett’s home to decorate the Community Prayer Tree with prayer cards and watch as its lights were turned on.

Jodie expects from the turnout Monday the tree will be laden with cards as each Monday through Christmas Eve different church groups will aid visitors by helping them with cards and praying with them from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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